Beyond Dada and De Stijl Part I
January 27 – April 8 2018 In 2017 Museum Dr8888 participated in the nation-wide celebration of 100 years of De Stijl. The founding fathers of the movement were central in the events and exhibitions that year, and in 2018 Museum Dr8888 will shift its focus to the successors of De Stijl. The exhibition Beyond Dada and De Stijl Part I displayed the work of artists ranging from the 1950s till now. What did post-World War II De Stijl look like? Which artists have been inspired by this movement, and sometimes even feel a part of it? The exhibition also included a selection of contemporary artists with an affinity for this historic avant-garde movement.
De Stijl and expressionism in the tropics: Sandberg, Rietveld, Chris and Lucila Engels on Curaçao
July 9 – September 17 2017 Exhibition of the projects that Gerrit Rietveld undertook on Curacao. In addition, an extensive selection of works from the collection of the artist couple Chris and Lucila Engels were on display.
De Stijl in Drachten: Theo van Doesburg, colour in architecture April 16 – June 25 2017 From April 16 2017 Museum Drachten presents the exhibition De Stijl in Drachten: Theo van Doesburg, colour in architecture. This exhibition includes color design, stained glass windows, paintings and poetry by artists including Theo van Doesburg, Thijs Rinsema and Evert Rinsema. The majority of the designs by Theo van Doesburg in Drachten can be seen together for the first time here.
César Domela, De Stijl in art and typography January 29 – 2 April 2017 César Domela Nieuwenhuis was a Dutch painter, graphic artist, typographer and member of the art movement De Stijl. A representative cross section of works of this creative jack-of-all-trades is shown in Museum Dr8888.
Daan & Daan
October 2 > January 15 2017
The exhibition Daan & Daan features work by contemporary artists Daan Ekkel en Daan Levy. Both artists were inspired by Dada and show contemporary Dada-art, both in the museum and in the museum garden.
Kurt Schwitters in Friesland
October 2 – January 15 2017
The exhibition Kurt Schwitters in Friesland, by contemporary artist Marlies Mulders, shows Dada-collages made on aerial photographs of Friesland in the 80’s.
Holland Dada and the International Context October 2 > January 15 2017 The Dada-exhibition includes masterpieces from artists like Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Theo van Doesburg and Kurt Schwitters. The exhibition consists of different chapters that correspond with different cities which were significant to the DADA movement.